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Our latest research has highlighted property prices are dropping faster than Bitcoin in recent months. Bitcoin is down some 65% in value in the past 12 months with the price cooling down by 40% since the summer heatwave of 2018. Demand in the property market also has a winter chill with prices falling as Brexit uncertainty deters buyers.

 Bitcoin   Price (£)  Difference (£)  Difference (%)
03-May-18 £6,721 -£3,981 (£) -59.23%
24-Jun-18 £4,590 -£1,850 -40.31%
01-Nov-18 £4,986 -£2,246 -45.05%
21-Jan-19 £2,740

The latest property insight from our team shows huge values being wiped off house prices across the UK. London is the area most obviously affected, most notably prime central London. The research highlighted a number of properties which have seen their values crash by half within two months, more than the well-documented fall in the cryptocurrency value.

 Properties for sale  Date Listed   Original (£)  Current (£)   Difference (£)   Change  (%)  Listing    
2 Bed Flat Harringay 28th Dec £820k £410k -£410k -50.00% See more
1 Bed Flat Norwood Junction 13th Dec £425k £225k -£200k -47.10% See more
2 Bed Flat Canary Wharf 6th Feb 17 £1.65m £900k -£750k -45.50% See more
3 Bed House Stamford Brook 2nd Oct £1.6m £999k -£600k -37.50% See more
16 Bed Bungalow Cornwall 19th Jun £375k £225k £150k -40.00% See more
3 Bed Bungalow Plymouth 11th Aug £235k £145k -£90k -38.30% See more
4 Bed House Preston 11th Sep £590k £295k -£295k -50.00% See more
6 Bed House Norwich 25th Apr £1.5m £1m -£500k -33.30% See more
3 Bed House Birmingham 5th Sep £650k 329k -£320k -49.20% See more
6 Bed House Lincoln 7th Jul £1,2m £750k -£450k -37.50% See more
5 Bed House Grimsby 30th Nov 17 £1.5m £950k -£550k -36.70% See more
2 Bed Witley Surrey 17 Jul £795k £500k -£295k -37.10% See more
3 Bed House Kingussie Scotland 17th Jan £500k £285k -£215k -43.00% See more
5 Bed House Trowbridge Wiltshire 18th Oct £1.9m £950k -£950k -50.00% See more

Bitcoin price is currently around £2,745, down 45% since November 2018 and a long way from its record price in December 2017 at £14,759.  However, our research team has highlighted property also declining at drastic rates, such as a 2 bedroom flat in Harringay which is now 50% cheaper than when it was listed at the start of December 2018.  

Another flat in Norwood Junction is down 47% and a two bedroom apartment in Canary Wharf is down over 45% compared to the original listing price.

A 3-bed house in Stamford Brook, a lovely part of West London, is now listed for 38% less than it’s original £1.6 million listing price.

Bitcoin has seen similar drops since Autumn 2018 and the estate agent for this property has confirmed the vendor has accepted an offer of over 41% less than what they valued the property at in October.

It’s not just in the capital where prices are falling, the AnyVan research found properties up and down the country with huge price drops. Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Birmingham, Manchester and Norfolk have examples of properties seeing declines bigger than the cryptocurrency crash.

The research highlighted large properties were more likely to face the drop.

A 5 bedroom property in Trowbridge, listed for £1.9 million by the estate agent has now sliced its price in half within just 3 months. A 6 bedroom property in Norfolk which hasn’t sold since being put up for sale 10 months ago has seen half a million pounds taken off its price.

Another example in Grimsby, an area where the average property price is just £147,518, has seen a property which hasn’t managed to sell in 15 months cut £550k off the original listing price. In Cornwall, a renovation project to 16-bed bungalow drop by 40% to just £225,000 since it was listed back in June.

Moving expert Angus Elphinstone, CEO of AnyVan.com commented “ Our latest research shows just how bad the property market currently is for some. Unable to sell their home to move, they’re forced to dramatically drop their price to attract hard to find buyers. The last year was certainly a brutal year for the majority of Bitcoin investors, but it’s frightening to see the value of peoples homes fall by such levels in a quick period.“

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